This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at why Damascus still stands, how democracy spreads, the challenge of writing about Julian Assange, how to manage techies, and why Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion.
In the last year, more than 220 Syrians have been treated at Israel’s expense at the Nahariya hospital.
When Israel seized a cache of weapons last week, it played up Iran's role. But Syrian-made rockets in the shipment show its sophistication in developing longer-range missiles.
At a Monitor Breakfast, Sen. Bob Corker, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also expressed concern about the situation in Ukraine.
The US used to hold Turkey up as a role model for the Middle East. But today, as it floats the possibility of banning Facebook and YouTube, Turkey has lost its shine.